The Pre-Fall 2014 collections have officially kicked off. Here's a look at some of the most notable collections thus far.
Clean-lined and done in a neutral palette, Donna Karan turned out an utterly wearable Pre-Fall lineup. Silhouettes were elongated and often included deep V-necklines, but with their soft fabrications and immaculate drape, they never lacked sophistication.
Inspired by South America, creative director Deborah Lloyd showed a relaxed collection of loose, easy-to-wear silhouettes. Mixed in with monochrome pieces were the brand’s signature quirky embellishments and floral prints.
South American dress mixed with seventies cuts made for a cozy, but sophisticated, collection of neutrals and rusty pieces including a blanket coat and gaucho pants.
The Medusa was out in full force – most notably oversized on a black beanie – as were bold separates like a hooded purple mink bomber. Relatively low on embellishments and done in soft pastels, however, made the bold pieces surprisingly wearable.
Alexander Wang mixed menswear inspiration – layered and loose silhouettes and flats – with his signature quirky touches, which this season including Mohawk-like details running down the backs of tops and dresses, for a collection that will surely delight his fan base. Also worth singling out, the designer’s over-the-knee flats — sure to be street style and editorial favorites.
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